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St Sebastian's CofE Primary School

Together in Faith, We Aspire to Achieve Excellence

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Responsibility and Authority of Our Governing Body

  • The responsibility for educating pupils falls primarily on the staff and the day-to-day running of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher, but it is the Governing Body that is ultimately responsible for the school's performance.
  • The Governing Body executes its responsibilities collectively. It may assign specific tasks to a panel or to a working group, but individual governors do not have any authority or right to act on behalf of the Governing Body
  • Action falling to the Governing Body that cannot wait for a previously arranged meeting of the Governing Body (or for an Extraordinary Meeting) is taken by the Chair of Governors or by the Vice-Chair if the Chair is not available. This is only in circumstances where delay is likely to be seriously detrimental to the interests of the School, a pupil, parent or a member of staff.
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